UNIQLO WEB NEWS

2018.10.11

Fall 2018 UNIQLO and ALEXANDER WANG Collection Features New HEATTECH Range

Showcasing Renowned Fashion Designer’s Signature Styling to Long-selling Line

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UNIQLO today announces a new collaboration with top New York fashion designer Alexander Wang. The line brings Alexander Wang’s signature design and styling to UNIQLO’s HEATTECH functional apparel - LifeWear that has kept people warm and comfortable in winter since its debut in 2003. The full men’s and women’s range will be available at UNIQLO Orchard Central Global Flagship Store and through UNIQLO.com from this fall. Selected items will be available at all UNIQLO stores.

About the new collection, Alexander Wang said, “When I look into expanding into additional categories, I seek out partners that really can innovate the product we make and how our fans can access it. UNIQLO are the ideal partners for this collection of innerwear because we share an appreciation of functionality and utilitarianism, and I am thrilled our collaboration has resulted in developing a new HEATTECH line; the perfect place to pick up from where we left off ten years ago.”

Yuki Katsuta, Group Senior Vice President of Fast Retailing and Head of UNIQLO R&D, commented, “Alexander first collaborated with UNIQLO ten years ago on the UNIQLO Designers Invitation Project. At the time he greatly impressed me with his ability to identify trends. I hope that consumers can enjoy this new dimension in HEATTECH, which takes our long-selling line beyond its innerwear origins by augmenting its functionality with Alexander’s inspiring design.”

Special website

https://www.uniqlo.com/alexanderwang

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About Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang was born and raised in San Francisco, California, to Chinese immigrant parents. In 2005, at the age of 21 and after just two years at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, Alex launched his eponymous label. Beginning with knitwear, the brand expanded into a full women’s ready-to-wear line in fall 2007 with men’s ready-to-wear launching four years later.

He has gone on to industry acclaim and global recognition for his unique design sensibility including serving as Creative Director of Balenciaga from December 2012 to 2015. In its essence, his brand is a reflection of contrasts, blending the refined and the imperfect and evolving the urban uniform.